Glowing Places

"Glowing Places" is LED-based design installation created by Philips. It works this way: sensors measure the presence of people over time — both the number of people sitting and the length of time they stay. This creates a 'social interactive pattern' that is translated by patented software into lighting effects in the furniture. Hence, many people sitting for brief periods of time result in lighting activity expressing a "busy period", whereas one or two people sitting for a longer period trigger "mellow lighting". :: Philips via design*sponge